Episode Summary

This “Pink Podcast” episode talks with breast cancer survivor, Georgia Brown, who was diagnosed in 2017. Georgia shares her personal story of struggle, survival, and the compassion and strength of friends, family, and her faith.

Episode Notes

A breast cancer diagnosis is the start of an incredibly difficult period for a woman (or man) and her family. One important way for her to emotionally manage her diagnosis is to be surrounded by a strong support system. A strong support group can help her feel cared for, supported, loved, and spiritually nurtured during this difficult, vulnerable time. Not surprisingly, Ms. Brown’s high school students “pinked out” to show their support.

This “Pink Podcast” episode talks with breast cancer survivor, Georgia Brown, who was diagnosed in 2017. Georgia shares her personal story of struggle, survival, and the compassion and strength of friends, family, and her faith.

Georgia graduated from St. Andrew’s Episcopal School and subsequently earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master’s in the same discipline from Mississippi College. Georgia has been a writer and editor for several magazines throughout the South, but her true calling has been teaching English and Spanish at the high school level.

In January of 2017, Georgia was diagnosed with stage II invasive ductal carcinoma and although she faced chemotherapy, surgery and radiation, she remained in the classroom at Jackson Academy throughout her yearlong battle. Upon completing her treatments, she took on a new challenge in August 2018 when she accepted a position as 10th and 11th grade English instructor at Presbyterian Christian School in Hattiesburg where she teaches European and American literature. Georgia relishes any opportunity to speak to the media, support groups, Bible studies and participate in podcasts to share her story. And, at the request of one of her physicians in Houston, she served as web content advisor for M.D. Anderson’s Radiation Oncology Department at the Nellie Connally Breast Center to improve patients’ online experience. Georgia soon hopes to write a devotional book for women facing a cancer diagnosis and is in talks with her minister to establish a Stephen ministry at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in the Fondren area of Jackson, MS.

About the Show

A production of Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Mississippi. Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Mississippi is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Race for the Cure®, Komen Memphis-Midsouth Mississippi has raised and invested almost $14 million in community breast health programs in West Tennessee and the state of Mississippi and contributed over $3.8 million to research. For more information, call 901.757.8686 or visit komenmemphisms.org